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Amsterdam’s Flower Festival

Check out what we've done with our Oslo terrace this year. Red Climbing Lilies (Gloriosa Rothschildiana) blossomed from bulbs we bought at the Amsterdam Tulip Museum.
Check out what we’ve done with our Oslo terrace this year. Red climbing lilies (Gloriosa Rothschildiana) blossomed from bulbs we bought at the Amsterdam Tulip Museum.

April 27, 2016.  As you probably know by now, Matthew and I are landscaping fanatics.  We both enjoying grubbing in the dirt and watching the fruits of our labor pop up each spring.  Which is why, for his birthday this year, we decided to check out Amsterdam’s famous flower festival at the Keukenhof Gardens.  It might sound deadly dull to you, but for a gardener, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event.  Think of it as the equivalent of a Rolling Stones fan getting front-row seats to a London concert. It’s that big.  So be prepared for my long-winded post extolling the virtues of the experience.
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Atmospheric Amsterdam

April 26, 2016.  Yep, I know I just finished a whole series of posts on Turkey, and now I’m talking about Amsterdam.  Makes me sound like a real jet-setter.  But the truth is, not much happened in our lives for a good solid month.  Just the daily work grind; no time for cultural experiences.  So when Matthew’s birthday rolled around at the end of April, we were ready for some R&E (Relaxation & Exploration).  And Amsterdam seemed like the perfect combo of both.

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